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Unconventional Thanksgiving

(article, Culinate staff)

We know — plenty of y'all aren't going to figure out a Thanksgiving strategy until a day or so before T-Day. But for those of you who like to plan ahead, and are interested in getting off the gravy-boat train, there are plenty of ideas out there for getting creative. Sunset magazine, for example, plumped recently for a Mexican-spiced menu, preferably served on a beach (good luck with that detail outside of the Sun Belt). The Atlantic is running a three-part series on "reinventing traditional Thanksgiving foods," with recipes and articles every week this month leading up to the Big Meal. And the blog Menuism has an interview with cookbook author Louisa Shafia, who has eco-tips for Thanksgiving, including urging cooks to use sweeteners other than white sugar.